Inspector Gamache is experiencing post traumatic stress disorder and he is on leave recuperating from a gunshot wound as is his trusted sidekick Beauvoir...and it might not come as a surprise but there is another murder!
Penny makes it extremely difficult to put her books down...
that's what good authors do!
The cats are snoozing on the bed and there is a hush of quiet in the neighbourhood...
compared with the sound of lawn mowers and weed whackers on Saturday it is quite peaceful.
Very conducive to rest and moments of mindful meditation.
I've polished all the silver ware and used up an entire pot of Twinkle.
Many people cannot stand to own silver because it tarnishes...
I have inherited a lot from my Mother who still has a considerable amount.
I think she got tired of polishing so much of it that she gave a lot of it to my sister and myself.
My sister does not polish hers...she likes the vintage look of tarnish.
I almost wish I did too because that would save me hours of work at the sink.
Yet there is a satisfaction when I look upon the gleaming results...
The garden is flourishing...
you can see one of our new dwarf apple trees to the right of the chairs.
It has a red tie on the post.
We purchased two trees and are hoping to keep them pruned so they bear loads of fruit.
The woolly thyme is not looking so healthy between the stones right now.
I wonder if some of the plants have died as they usually bloom with wee purple flowers.
Maybe they are just slow to flower this Spring.
I'm looking forward to meeting up with Dani BP The Mop Philosopher later this afternoon!
She is in town this weekend to meet her new nephew and we are meeting up at The Bengal Room.
I was not too sure what she would look like as I have not seen too many pictures of her on the blog.
She recognized me though and I was able to meet her husband and youngest daughter.
We had a brief chat before they went off for a walk and then Dani and I settled in for a drink.
The Bengal Room is located in The Fairmont Empress Hotel.
I love the decor!
You feel like you've stepped back in time...to those Edwardian days of exotic travel and adventure.
We sipped our cocktails and chatted...
We have both been blogging over 5 years and read some of the same blogs.
Conversation flowed easily with so much to talk about and we could have kept on talking...
over an hour later we said our goodbyes.
It was such fun meeting her and putting a face to the voice of Dani BP Mop Philosophy.
I was struck by her radiant beauty and her fabulous personality.
It was an honour to spend time with her and perhaps if the opportunity arises we will do so again in the future.
Thanks Dani for taking the time to meet up with me.
I look forward to reading about your Victoria trip when you get back home.
When I left I walked out through the convention centre.
You can see the puddles if you look closely.
The bright flowers look so pretty in the planters.
The First Nations totems are spectacular in this space.
This morning life is pretty normal...
the bed linens have been changed, the laundry is going through the cycles,
the cats are chasing each other through the house and there is some French homework to do.
It's raining again and there is a Louise Penny book waiting...
I hope that you had a fun weekend and that your week is off to a great start.